Here are just a few of my creations - I mainly make cards, but I've been known to dabble

Here are just a few of my creations - I mainly make cards, but I've been known to dabble

Saturday, 29 August 2015

The Male Room Challenge Blog - Challenge No 17: Stash - Use Newsprint


Well hello there!  Today I bring you a new challenge blog that is aimed at masculine cards! 


Excellent stuff!  Masculine cards are hard to do - ask just about anyone!  Thanks to Marcelle for finding the challenge blog and letting us know about it :o) 

As you can see from the title, my entry is into Challenge # 17: Stash - Use Newsprint.  Now I've seen newsprint and map books etc used on cards but this is my first go at using newsprint myself.  I made sure to choose a page with sports stuff on it - in case someone decided to read it (as I can't help doing myself).

I hope you love it - it was lots of fun to make.  I used my local free newspaper.  Some wax twine I bought from Blitsy. Cardstock in a kraft colour, various Tim Holtz distress inks and black versafine ink for the distressing.  StampinUp inks were used to make the splotches as well.  The sentiment stamp is from Inspired By Stamping: Guy Sentiments.  The cog shapes were cut out on my die cutting machine and secured with a screw 'look' brad.  Oh and I used Stampin Up Gorgeous Grunge* and Hero Arts Brush Strokes* stamp sets.
*Retired/discontinued

Here is my entry into this challenge, I hope you enjoy looking at it as much as I enjoyed making it!


Inside the card, it's light enough to write a message on there

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!
Cheers
Karen

8 comments:

  1. I love it, Karen! Totally wonderful, and I love the effect from the Gorgeous Grunge too!

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    1. Thanks Cheryl! I hope people visit your blog to see your card as well - it's fabulous! And we used the same sentiment set :o)

      Please see Cheryl's blog here: http://ideasforcardmaking.net/newsprint-masculine-card/

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  2. Wow well done, love how you actually used newspaper! Love the cogs too, great "man" card!!

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    1. Thanks Marcelle! So glad you found that blog, will be able to get more male cards done with a direction to go in (hopefully).

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  3. Love the subtle use of the newspaper on you card. Great male card for the Male Room! Thanks for playing along!

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    1. Thanks and thanks also for the challenge blog Sue, this will be great to get more male cards created - I usually tend to do them only when I need them so this will be very handy!

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  4. I like the way you've used the newsprint here and the lovely cogs. The splats of colour are lots of fun. Thanks so much for playing along with The Male Room, and I'm sorry to be late commenting! xx

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    1. Thank you Deborah, no time limit for compliments as far as i'm concerned! :o) Thanks for commenting!

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